Working conditions

Working conditions and workers' health

Report
Uppdaterad
13 maj 2019
Publicerad
13 maj 2019
Format
Executive summary in 22 languages

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Sammanfattning

This report uses European Working Conditions Survey data to examine working conditions and their implications for worker’s health. Ensuring the sustainability of work in the context of ageing populations implies a greater number of people in employment who can remain in the workforce for longer. The report examines the interplay between work demands – which carry an increased risk of exhaustion – and work resources – which support workers in greater engagement and well-being. The findings indicate that physical risks have not increased but remain important, while emotional demands have increased, underlining the growing importance of psychosocial risks at work. Changes over time suggest that although the risk of poor health is concentrated in certain occupations, those occupations traditionally considered to be protected are increasingly exposed to risks that are likely to affect workers’ health and well-being.

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    80
    Reference No: 
    EF18041
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1846-2
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-04-19-360-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/909840
    Catalogue info

    Working conditions and workers' health

    This report uses European Working Conditions Survey data to examine working conditions and their implications for worker’s health. Ensuring the sustainability of work in the context of ageing populations implies a greater number of people in employment who can remain in the workforce for longer. The report examines the interplay between work demands – which carry an increased risk of exhaustion – and work resources – which support workers in greater engagement and well-being.

    Available formats

  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF180411
    Catalogue info

    Arbetsvillkor och arbetstagares hälsa

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    I denna rapport används uppgifter från den europeiska undersökningen om arbetsvillkor för att undersöka arbetsvillkoren och deras inverkan på arbetstagarnas hälsa. Om arbetslivet ska förbli hållbart trots den åldrande befolkningen måste fler personer komma i sysselsättning och arbeta längre. I rapporten undersöks samspelet mellan arbetsrelaterade krav, som medför en ökad risk för utmattning, och resurser, som ökar arbetstagarnas engagemang och välbefinnande. Av resultaten framgår att de fysiska riskerna inte har ökat men förblir stora, samtidigt som de känslomässiga kraven har ökat, vilket innebär att de psykosociala riskerna i samband med arbete blir allt större. Förändringar över tiden tyder på att risken för dålig hälsa visserligen är koncentrerad till vissa yrken, men att de yrken som traditionellt sett har ansetts innebära låga risker i allt högre grad medför risker som sannolikt påverkar arbetstagarnas hälsa och välbefinnande.

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Part of the series

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2015

    ​Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the 2015 EWCS. The survey was first carried out in 1991.

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